“There were several things that confused me and gave me cause to think “this isn’t going to work.” Well, it did work and I am very pleased with the result. Hope some of the Public thinks the same.”
George Jarrell was a Vocational Expert with the Office of Hearings and Appeals from 1971 to 2000, serving both the Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia, offices. He received his PhD in counseling from the University of South Carolina in January 1970. Prior to moving to Virginia, he worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor in Charleston, South Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, helping disabled individuals restore their lives to a higher degree of independence. He retired from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993 after 24 years in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling and was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus.
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